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Old 12-10-2009, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a samll plantation (about 3000 plant) of "platanos" in the Dominican Republic. The "mother plants" gave good results. Now, the first "suns" have very smaller fruits, about 30 % less. I can not explain the reason. There is no sigatoka, the fertilisation is ok. In addition, there is very few flowering. How could I induce flowering and get bigger fruits.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd suggest getting a soil analysis done. Bananas prefer an acid soil but if the pH is below 5.0 lime should be applied, also bananas are heavy feeders. It has been calculated that a harvest of 5 tons of fruit from an acre leaves the soil depleted by 22 lbs (10 kg) nitrogen, 4 lbs (1.8 kg) phosphorus, 55 lbs (25 kg) potash and 11 oz (312 kg) calcium. In general, it can be said that banana plants have high nitrogen and phosphorus requirements and a fertilizer formula of 8-10-8 N-P-K is usually suitable and normally 1 to 1 1/2 tons/acre (1 1 1/2 MT/ha) may be adequate. In commercial plantations, usually only 1 or 2 suckers are left on the plant or pruned; that is, only the most deep seated sucker next to the mother plant should remain.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Be nice to see some pictures.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hola Fhia 21

Recuerda Que Este Tipo De Plátano Es Hibrido Tetraploide O Sea Que Fue Geneticamente Mejorado En La Fhia De Honduras.

Lo Mejor Sería Mirar Las Fotos De La Fruta.

Recorda Que Este Tipo De Platano Por Ser De Tipo French Tiene Una Gran Cantidad De Manos Y Por Ende Demasiados Dedos O Sea Frutas Hasta 120 ó Más.

Entonces Lo Que Hay Que Hacer Es Desmanar O Sea Quitar Manos A La Racima Y Dejarlo Con 5 A 7 Para Garantizar Un Buen Desarrollo De La Fruta Tanto En Grosor Como En Longitud.

La Pregunta Es Hicistes Esa Labor De Manejo De La Fruta.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Bienvenido en este pagina de web. Esta realmente una pagina fantastica.
Ya he estado muchissimo veces en la republica.
Donde tienes tu plantaje? Quiero hacer una plantaje alla tambien mas tarde.
Quantos es el precio de un platano ahora? Quando estoy alla solo cuesta como 1 peso para un platano.

Que typo de platano tienes ahora? eso es Musa paradisiaca.

No quieres cultivar rulo ? se que es menos popular.
Every day i get up in the morning I check my plants before even eating breakfast.

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